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William Shakespeare was born in
Stratford-upon-Avon in England in 1564.
Shakespeare was an actor and a
writer. He wrote thirty-seven plays. He
started school in Stratford when he was
seven years old.
He studied Latin. The school day was very long. In
the summer, lessons started at six o’clock in the
morning and finished at five o’clock in the afternoon.
He left school when he was about thirteen.
In 1583 he moved to London and he
married to Anne Hathaway. He was
only 18 years.
Hathaway family’s house
First, he worked as an actor.
Then, he started to write plays. He
became very rich and successfull.
His plays more interesting were
Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar,
Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and
ROMEO AND JULIET
He was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and author of Latin prose.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works.
It is based on the life of Henry VIII of England
He died in Stratford on 23rd April 1616,
his birthday. On exactly the same day,
another great writer died in Madrid.
His name was Miguel de Cervantes.